TEMECULA, CA – In an effort to keep travelers to Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country safe and informed, Visit Temecula Valley is issuing this statement regarding coronavirus/COVID-19.

“The City of Temecula is integrated into the emergency management functions and oversight of the County of Riverside Emergency Management Department. The City receives regular updates on significant events, information sharing amongst emergency professionals and first responders as well as municipal leadership. The City of Temecula as a local government agency remains closely engaged with our County Health and emergency management partners and no cases have been reported in the City of Temecula,” states Aaron Adams, City Manager, City of Temecula.

The California Department of Public Health confirms that the risk to the general public in California remains low.

“We applaud the steps federal, state, and regional health officials are taking to protect our communities. California is a safe destination to visit, and coronavirus risk to the general public remains low,” states Visit California President & CEO Caroline Beteta.

On Monday, at a White House press conference, Vice President Pence, who has been appointed to lead the White House Coronavirus Task Force, emphasized that the risk to the American public remains low and that there is no recommendation for any limitations on travel within the U.S. CDC Director Robert Redfield reiterated this, saying that Americans should “go about and live their normal lives” during this time.

Visit California and destination marketing organizations throughout California, including Visit Temecula Valley, extend their deepest sympathies to those who have lost loved ones or are battling illness because of the outbreak. Visit California and the U.S. Travel Association continues to monitor the situation daily to get a clearer picture of the impacts on the travel economy. Chinese consumers love California and have visited in increasing numbers for years. Temecula Valley, as well as all California destinations, are preparing to once again welcome Chinese tourists later this year.

Coronavirus Resources

• Visit California Coronavirus Resource Page: https://industry.visitcalifornia.com/coronavirus

• California Department of Public Health: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/Immunization/nCOV2019.aspx

• Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html

• New York Times Coronavirus Content Hub: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/world/coronavirus-maps.html

• U.S. Travel Association Resource Page: https://www.ustravel.org/coronavirus